The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 27 Jul - Tiderays
Fri 3 Aug - Wrong Jovi
Fri 17 Aug - The Dogz
Sat 8 Sep - Aspire
Sat 15 Sep - McFleetwood
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 28 Jul
Dubsidence - Sat 4 Aug
Funktion - Sat 25 Aug
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EXTERNAL LINKS
Live Band Listings

For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Friday 27 July
TideraysTiderays

plus Kasama & Taagan

‘Audibly a force to be reckoned with…’ RaveChild 2017

Since they began in January 2017, Tiderays have established themselves on both a local level, selling out their debut EP launch, and on the Scottish music scene as a whole. Taking influence from bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson and Bon Iver, the band have amalgamated these influences with their own personal musical backgrounds, ultimately creating a truly original Scottish indie rock sound.
Their ever growing track record of gigs is one to be respected. After continuous live shows in their hometown of Dumfries, the four piece have began to merge with the scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle supporting bands such as The Estrons. They also excelled at putting on their own headline show in Scotland’s music capital with support from some of the best up and coming acts Glasgow has to offer.
As well as performing at reputable venues around the country, Tiderays have also been involved in larger-scale events. They took to the stage during the Big Burns Supper Arts Festival in Dumfries at the start of the year alongside Scottish legend Eddi Reader and a host of other acts to toast the bard. The band have since went on to make their debut music festival appearance at Electric Fields Festival, sharing the stage with A-list acts such as Glass Animals and Dizzee Rascal while maintaining a modest approach to their music.

Tiderays’ primary task for now is to record and release some new tracks with a view to releasing a debut album in the near future in addition to supporting Shawn James towards the end of the year.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £7 on the door, £6 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 28 July
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Raz White Entertainment presents...
Friday 3 August
Wrong JoviWrong Jovi

plus Tantrum

Wrong Jovi are the The Best Bon Jovi Tribute Band In The World. Described by tribute band expert (Channel 4’s The Convention Crasher) and TV celebrity Justin Lee-Collins.

Wrong Jovi features some of the UKs finest professional musicians. With a set list crammed full of sing-along anthems, live favourites and rarities, audiences are guaranteed the ultimate Bon Jovi experience.

Featuring Ally Ward as Jon Bon Jovi (X Factor, The Singer Takes It All and Britains Got Talent) aka Jon Wrong Jovi on vocals, Wrong Jovi have one of the UKs most talented front men leading the band through some of rock n rolls most legendary songs. Ally is backed by some of the UKs most highly respected musicians. Founding member Mark Harding provides Richie Samboras fiery guitar lines, backing vocals and even lead vocals on occasion. Simon James (David Bryan) on keyboards and Backing vocals, Jim Houghton (Hugh McDonald) on bass and Backing vocals and Jon 'Alex' Sturgeon (Tico Torres) on drums complete the lineup.

With attention to detail in sound and performance, Wrong Jovi were described as “better than the real thing” by Club 85, Hitchin at their very first gig. The Wrong Jovi show is second to none. The band have also appeared live on FUBAR Radios Justin Lee Collins show where the listening audience were wowed by the bands acoustic renditions of Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive and Always.

Wrong Jovi manage to make clubs, theatres and halls feel like stadiums and arenas, leaving audiences amazed. If you want One Wild Night with the most exciting tribute act on the planet, Wrong Jovi is the perfect band for you.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 4 August
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 17 August
The DogzThe Dogz

plus Boneshaker & Twister

The Dogz are a 3 piece Rock n Roll band from Dumfries. Featuring Guitars, Upright bass, Drums and Vocals and playing a full on set of Rock and Roll Classics by artists sucj as The Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, The Living End, Reverend Horton Heat, Elvis Presley etc etc. These Dogz are not to be missed!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 25 August
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 1 September
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 8 September
AspireAspire

"Aspire's debut sounds slick and just the right side of savage for the kind of metalcore battering it delivers" - Heavy Blog is Heavy

Aspire (UK) are an upcoming local band, best described as dynamic metalcore. Formed in mid 2017, this will be the bands first time playing at The Venue as part of their September tour across Scotland.



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £4. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 15 September
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!

**DUE TO A LINE UP CHANGE, THIS SHOW WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED TO 16TH MARCH 2019**

Refunds available from point of purchase or will be valid at rescheduled gig.


Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 21 September
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Alpha Wolf Agency presents...
Thursday 27 September
Kickin ValentinaKickin Valentina
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!

Statement from the promoter...

*IMPORTANT NEWS*

After very careful consideration and close talks, it is by mutual agreement that the following Kickin Valentina UK tour has been cancelled.

Much has been publicised regarding Joe's sudden departure from Kickin Valentina & while the band were eager to uphold their commitment to the UK dates, we strongly feel that the band require time to regroup and come to terms with the current situation and not make any rash decisions.

Full refunds will be made via point of purchase.

Both AWA & Kickin Valentina express our sincere apologies for inconveniences caused.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (). Admission Closed. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 28 September
Jared HartJared Hart

plus Rocky Catanese & 13 Crowes  plus Mick Hargan

Jared Hart
Punk Rock // Acoustic (New Jersey)
Jared Hart is known as the head of the punk rock band The Scan- dals. The Scandals were on tour all over Europe as the support for THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. The talented young man with 
the distinctive raspy voice also opened the complete solo tour of Brian Fallon. In the States Hart is rooted in the punk rock scene, drinking beer with Dave Hause and chilling on the sofa with Chuck Ragan. Friends of Springsteen and Frank Turner may also feel addressed.
Jared is from New Jersey and hardly anyone personifies the style of the "Garden State“ as well as he does. He plays his songs, armed with acoustic guitar and his incredibly voluminous voice. Songs that tell stories; texts that testify the great experience of a young heart, matching the title of his album "Past Lives & Pass Lines“.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 29 September
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Renegade Communications presents...
Sunday 11 November
The Mekons 77The Mekons 77

"The Mekons are one of the most revolutionary groups in the history of rock 'n' roll" - Lester Bangs

Formed in the late 1970s as an art collective, The Mekons are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. Through the years, the band's musical style has evolved, incorporating aspects of country music, folk music, alternative rock and even occasional experiments with dub. The band has experienced several changes in line-up since their formation 40 years ago, and although the current line-up of "Mekons" are writing and recording music, playing shows and touring, the original "The Mekons 77" have reunited and are playing live shows for a limited time.
Following the release of new single "Still Waiting", and the success of Mekonville - a weekend-long music festival organised and curated by The Mekons themselves, they have reunited and continue to play shows by popular demand.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £20 online and from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
The Gig Cartel presents...
Friday 16 November
Hugh Cornwell ElectricHugh Cornwell Electric

The Gig Cartel presents Hugh Cornwell Electric The Monster Tour
'GOLDEN BROWN, STRANGE LITTLE GIRL, ALWAYS THE SUN, PEACHES,
NO MORE HEROES, NICE & SLEAZY.....SOUND FAMILIAR?
ALL BIG HITS, ALL GREAT SONGS, ALL WRITTEN AND SUNG BY HUGH CORNWELL, THE SONGWRITER BEHIND THE STRANGLERS. HE IS THE HITMAN AND HE'S BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM 'MONSTER' THIS AUTUMN ON SONY MUSIC.
EXPECT AN OPENING SET OF PRIME SOLO SONGS, INCLUDING PICKS FROM 'MONSTER', FOLLOWED BY A STORMING SET OF THOSE ICONIC HITS, SUNG AND PLAYED BY THE MAN HIMSELF AND HIS BAND.
'JUST STRAP ON YOUR GUITAR AND WE'LL PLAY SOME ROCK & ROLL'
YOU CAN'T MISS IT. THE HITMAN IS BACK.'

MONSTER IS RELEASED ON OCTOBER 4TH

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £20 online and from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 17 November
MacTallicaMacTallica

plus Volts (AC/DC Tribute)

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £12. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 16 March
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

**DUE TO A LINE UP CHANGE, THIS SHOW WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED TO 16TH MARCH 2019**

Refunds available from point of purchase or will be valid at rescheduled gig.


Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

To buy tickets online click here


Join the Facebook Event HERE

From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.